Award-winning London artist, Joss Rossiter, will be showing her exuberant, colorful paintings at Main Street Gallery this summer in a show entitled “Out of Africa.” Joss, who started her art career at the age of 58, was born in South Africa and spent the first 38 years of her life there before moving to the United Kingdom. Her art (and clearly her heart) harkens back to her roots in Africa and is heavily influenced by her life there. Using various media such as acrylics, pastels, gouaches, inks and food dyes she paints the African people and places that so influenced her growing up. Under her brush, scenes of village life and culture spring into being with a vibrant energy, elegance of form and riot of rich colors.
“There is a joy and intensity of love and passion amongst people even in the most difficult of economic situations,” says the artist about the people who inspired her work.
Although she got a late start, Joss is utterly passionate about and dedicated to her art. “Art is such fun and brings me such joy,” she says. “If this ever stops, then so will I.”
Her work has been collected by art lovers around the world and she regularly shows in galleries in London, Laguna Beach, California, Saugatuck, Michigan, and other cities.
“Out of Africa” will open on Friday, June 29 and run through Monday, August 27. There will be two Second Saturday receptions on July 14 and August 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery at 518 Poplar Street in Cambridge (directly across from Jimmie and Sooks Restaurant). Light refreshments will be served. Hours for this exhibition are: Fridays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.mainstgallery.org or call 410-330-4659.
Main Street Gallery is currently accepting applications from artists who may be interested in becoming members or guest artists at the gallery. For more information, visit www.mainstgallery.org, like them on Facebook at Main Street Gallery, or call 410-330-4659.